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Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit

Port of Seattle Exec. Director Stephen P. Matruck; Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins; WA State Govenor Jan Inslee; Port Commissioner Fred Felleman, March 8, 2019

First-Ever Summit Focused on Bringing Together Innovative Industries to Make Vision a Reality

With the Washington legislature’s consideration of a Clean Fuel Standard and commitments from the aviation and transportation industries, Washington is closer than ever before to developing a local supply chain of clean and sustainable fuels for aviation.

At the Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Summit on March 7 and 8, 2019, Governor Inslee, former Secretary of U.S. Navy Ray Mabus, Port of Seattle Commissioners and industry leaders came together to focus on opportunities to develop a Washington-based supply chain of clean and sustainable fuels for aviation.

SponsorSustainable Aviation Fuels in Washington Stateed by Earth Day Northwest 2020, the Port of Seattle, Boeing, Alaska Air, and Delta Air Lines, the two-day Washington SAF Summit brought Washington’s most innovative industries together to develop a local supply chain of clean and sustainable fuels for aviation.

This is a make or break time for the climate and the transportation sector. Transportation contributes more carbon emissions than any other sector in the state. While aviation contributes just a slice of those emissions, the Port of Seattle is determined to reduce the carbon emissions from jet fuel.

Despite a statewide emphasis on sustainability, there is still is no Washington-based supply of sustainable fuel for aviation. Washington state is home to several innovative biofuel production companies, but they export their supply to California, Oregon, and British Columbia where a statewide “clean fuel standard” policy creates a more profitable market. Between the industry commitments and Washington legislature’s consideration of a Clean Fuel Standard, we are closer than ever before to developing a local supply chain of clean and sustainable fuels for aviation.

We look forward to sharing more details in the coming months about the Washington SAF Summit 2020. In the meantime, below are the presentations from this year’s speakers and panelists.

Summit Presentation Materials

Summit Media Coverage 

March 6, 2019 GeekWire Port of Seattle pushes for sustainable aviation fuels, but it’s not easy being green
March 7, 2019 KUOW Green airplanes? Not on the horizon yet
March 7, 2019 CAPA Port of Seattle must 'urgently' pursue development of sustainable aviation fuels
March 7, 2019 KIRO 7 7 p.m. news segment
March 8, 2019 KNKX Port of Seattle holds first summit on sustainable jet fuels
March 8, 2019 FreightWaves No clear flight path for airlines on sustainable jet fuel
March 8, 2019 Puget Sound Business Journal Boeing offers airlines biofuel for new jets – and Alaska Airlines is first taker
March 8, 2019 GeekWire Boeing will offer biofuel for jet deliveries, and Alaska Airlines says ‘Fill ‘er up’
March 8, 2019 KING 5  Port of Seattle pushing to use more biofuels on flights
March 11, 2019 Biofuels Digest Throw Deep: Heard on the Floor at the Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit
March 11, 2019 Biofuels Digest Boeing follows Airbus lead by offering to deliver planes with biofuel blend

 

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